Friday, June 26, 2009

butterfly time now

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
It was midday. It was so boiling hot that even the butterflies and bugs stood quite quiet, even when I went close to them.
She didn't bother me looking at her, which was a pleasure.

butterfly mornings
This shot is not exactly *real*, I must admit. The butterfly here was posing because she was not really alive. In fact she was very dead(if any one can be *very* dead). I found it stuck to the radiator in my car. It was so beautiful that I kept her and decided to compose the photo with one of my beloved cactus.
I'm sorry for the poor butterfly.

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

bugs, wonderful models.

Flowers are undoubtedly beautiful. No question in that.
But, when there's "someone" there, they become beautiful and interesting, at least for me!
Some are creepy critters but others are simply adorable.
Here are some of my favorite ones.
Ladybugs are a must, so round and playful.
These are playful too! They make a beautiful love scene.
love is in the air...
Others are so ugly that they become pretty on flowers.
i'm the queen of flowers
Flying ones are so delicate!
And what about the colors? Look at this electric green! Awesome color.
Sunday: flowers and bugs
All you need is a macro lens, although any lens would do, just cropping later, and patience.
A very blurry background will add interest to the shot, isolating the object we want to emphasize. Make your depth of field short, by choosing the smallest f number
Hope you liked my favorite insects!
Have a nice week, everybody.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Colors are said to reflect your state of mind; then, I'm alive and spirited.
The world around me is right now ...vibrant in colors.
Probably the fact that the past weeks have been so hard with work problems, depressing and disappointing issues have provoked in me a strong desire for breathing colors.
...thought wheat was water...
When I think of wheat, I picture it together with the blue sky, and tend to remember a poem by Rafael Alberti,
"Se equivocó la paloma,
se equivocaba.
Por ir al norte fue al sur,
creyó que el trigo era el agua.
Creyó que el mar era el cielo..."
(something like "the pidgeon was mistaken, the pidgeon was wrong, wanting to fly north, it flew south, thought wheat was water, thought the sea was the sky."

Wheat is getting golden now. I love those endless golden fields.
On the other hand, the swimming pool was just painted, ready for the coming summer. I tried the wheat against the sky, but this tuquoise proved more vibrant.
Tried different settings, the definite was f/4; 1/200;
I thought of editing, but was quite satisfied with the result. Would you have processed it? What would you have done to make it better?
Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
Have a nice week. Thanks for looking.